Andrew Breitbart, well-known conservative blogger, dead at 43
March 1st, 2012
09:30 AM ET

Andrew Breitbart, well-known conservative blogger, dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a well-known conservative blogger, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday. He was 43.

Breitbart was also known as a pundit on conservative television shows and got his start helping to run the original right-wing online media behemoth, the Drudge Report, then started his own website.

Breitbart was the first to post the infamous Twitter photos of U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner last year, in which the congressman appeared barechested and in his underpants. Weiner eventually stepped down amid the scandal.

An In Memoriam post on his website breitbart.tv said that it was with a "terrible feeling of pain and loss" that they announces his death.

"Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles," the post said. "We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love."

According to the post, in a new conclusion to one of his books, he wrote about how much he loved his job and fighting for what he believed in.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

"Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us," the post stated.


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  1. gorddicnn

    Who cares... he was a moron.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • GREAT REPUBLICAN

      You are an idiot. I guess you voted for the worst President ever.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh B. Ohio

      The man lived in a blizzard of lies. Good riddance.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Natural Causes

      gorddicnn, you voted for George Bush?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Terry

    This is one autopsy I would like to read.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mike in SA

    Gotta love the comments here that I knew were going to come from the liberal side. Nice, people, perhaps next it will be someone like Reid, Pelosi, etc.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      I agree. I am actually a liberal, and I'm disgusted at the callousness of some of these remarks. Pitiful, mean-spirited, and totally devoid of human compassion.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Christian

      Mike, I am a liberal, and I couldn't agree with your sentiment more. Not cool, people. I disagreed with Breitbart on just about everything, but to say his death was a good thing is disgusting and antisocial, and (here goes...) un-American.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh B. Ohio

      Well, I'm NOT a liberal, and I'm glad he's is dead.
      Rush should be next.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Jose' Valiente

      I am a liberal, I am disguted by some of the comments about his death. Andrew Breitbart represented the worst of the conservative movement to me. However, for all his loud talk, he was passionate about his beliefs. I respect that, even though I may not respect his message. Rest in Peace Andrew.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Natural Causes

      Meh, an opinionated, lying drug addict, who cares. Hell, I'd be high as a kite too if all my party could come up with was Romney. The party of No, is really the party of No representation. Get ready for 4 more years. Too bad we couldn't have got "Cut 3 Programs Perry" or "9-9-9 McCain". I can't wait for the debates to hear Romney discuss Romney-Care and his 14% tax rate. What happen to the big right machine? You've got no leaders. RIP Druggy

      March 1, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Orso

      Josh B. Ohio......... Did you have a financial gain from his death? Why would you be glad that he is dead? Last time I checked he was not part of a terrorist group that caused harm upon the American people, he just believed in what he was doing. Yeah he got out there at times but he still believed in himself. Do you have kids Josh? Well Andrew has parents so put yourself in their shoes and try and understand how they must feel right now. You say you are not a liberal, I agree that you aren't..... you are worse!

      March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • god

      @sue – "Pitiful, mean-spirited, and totally devoid of human compassion."

      yeah... kinda exactly like the dead schmuck himself behaved, while he was alive. fancy that.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Taint

    Sounds like AIDS to me.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ryno

    Stealing a line by Keifer Southerland from my favorite movie, "A Few Good Men":

    "He had no honor, and God was watching."

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. kevin

    NATURAL causes at 43?

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • tkessler45

      Death is technically a "natural" phenomenon...

      March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. tkessler45

    So he was a "taking head"...?

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. UPALPHA

    Our thoughts and prayers continue for his family. He was truly a great, intelligent, mind and voice for the Conservative movement.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • wat wot

      You are so correct. He was the perfect spokesman for the Conservitive Right. He was a liar.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Keep drinking that clueless kool-aid!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. richard

    he was a tool. good riddance.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joe

    The man was eaten up with hate.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Skydiver

      Amen to that

      March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. n22s

    Zac – come on, heart attack, aneurysm, stroke. It can happen to anybody at any age of they have underlying conditions. R.I.P.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rich

    god got him........good going god

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Grey

    Keep it classy liberals, keep it classy.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      He always looked "Rode hard – Put away wet" to me.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Naked

    It is not civil and human to wish death on anyone. Some of the comments here are inappropriate. That said, I could not stand the man and his reactionary, hateful politics.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kathy

    This is sad that this man has passed at such an early age. Kind of off topic, though, is the obvious typos in this article. Don't any of these reporters proofread what they write before posting? Evidently not. That is ALSO SAD!

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
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